Family Guy

Season 6 Episode 8

McStroke

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jan 13, 2008 on FOX
7.6
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Peter decides to grow a mustache, and after being mistaken for a fireman, ends up lending a hand when a fire breaks out at a local fast food restaurant. The owner gives him unlimited burgers as a thank you, but he eats too many and has a stroke. When Peter recovers, he vows to expose the fast-food company for what it really is, becoming friends with a genetically engineered cow along the way.moreless

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  • Loved it!

    10
    Peter decide to grow and mustache and lends a hand to save a person turns out to be the manager to gives him unlimited eats too many and has a recovers and tries to expose the company .And Brian and Stewie have a bet to see if Stewie can be the most popular kid at James Woods episode!
  • Peter gets a stroke; Stewie makes a bet with Brian

    10
    Peter decides to grow a mustache, and after being mistaken for a fireman, ends up lending a hand when a fire breaks out at a local fast food restaurant. The owner gives him unlimited burgers as a thank you, but he eats too many and has a stroke. When Peter recovers, he vows to expose the fast-food company for what it really is, becoming friends with a genetically engineered cow along the way. This is easily my second favorite episode of the season. The plots here are hilarious. Peter after getting a stroke was kinda weird to look at...but I can let slide. Main plot...funny parts here are Peter growing a mustache, Peter with a horse leg, Peter using Brian as a mustache, Peter's line after getting a stroke, the chase scene (where that Monkees song plays), and the last part. Subplot...funny parts were Brian and Stewie watching One Tree Hill, Stewie becoming Zac Sawyer, Stewie (Zac) hanging out with Connie at the some midnight hangout, then that cat (from earlier in this episode) reappears, and the last part of it. Overall score 10/10moreless
  • Peter gets unlimited free hamburgers at McBurgertown after he saved a man's life (who happens to be the owner of McBurgertown)

    9.5
    Peter decides to grow a mustache, and after being mistaken for a fireman, ends up lending a hand when a fire breaks out at a local fast food restaurant. The owner gives him unlimited burgers as a thank you, but he eats too many and has a stroke. When Peter recovers, he vows to expose the fast-food company for what it really is, becoming friends with a genetically engineered cow along the way. I thought that this was an excellent episode of "Family Guy". It was hilarious all the way through the storyline was well thought out at least for the most part. The only thing that did keep me from giving this episode a 10 was seeing Peter's left body being paralyzed and it was kinda disturbing to look after a while. Other than that, this episode was fantastic. Oh my gosh!!! The Stewie/Brian storyline when Brian makes a bet with Stewie that Stewie needs to see that high school kids can be gullible or something like that but it was hilarious. The very ending with Stewie saying "I am who I am" and then walks out of high school naked was drop dead hilarious. The cow part of this episode cracked me up. Some of you might find it ridiculous but I found it hilarious. The Robin Williams cutaway was funny and the Sesame Street parody is hilarious. Overall, an excellent episode of "Family Guy" with a well though out storyline and tons of excellent humor. 9.5/10moreless
  • Very funny.

    9.5
    Peter decides to grow a mustache, and after being mistaken for a fireman, ends up lending a hand when a fire breaks out at a local fast food restaurant. The owner gives him unlimited burgers as a thank you, but he eats too many and has a stroke. When Peter recovers, he vows to expose the fast-food company for what it really is, becoming friends with a genetically engineered cow along the way.

    It was great until the Cow comes in.



    9.5/10moreless
  • Fantastic!

    10
    Great episode, but it took too long to get to the main point. The whole mustache bit was slightly funny, but the Peter's stroke and everything after was hilariouse. It was funny how Peter wanted revenge on the Mcburger company. Peter is so funny at times ^_^ . At the end, I didn't like how the family was mean to the cow. The cow was a little bit annoying but it helped Peter get his rightful revenge on the McBurger company.



    Overall, this was a funny episode. Mostly the second part. I don't understand why Family Guy has this kind of set up for its episodes thoug. It alright, their episodes are still pretty enjoyable.moreless
Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg (season 2+)

Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Chris (and various)

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Peter / Stewie / Brian / Quagmire / Tom Tucker (and various)

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)

Cleveland/Herbert/Performance Artist/Greased-Up Deaf Guy (and various)

Ricardo Montalban

Ricardo Montalban

Cow

Guest Star

Ted McGinley

Ted McGinley

Voice

Guest Star

John Viener

John Viener

Various

Recurring Role

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Various

Recurring Role

Alec Sulkin

Alec Sulkin

Various

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Peter: Black mail call!
      Lois: Peter, you were supposed to collect Cleveland's mail, not go through it.
      Peter: Lois, black people aren't like you and I, and I find that hilarious!

    • (after the the judge rules in favor of McBurgertown industries)
      Peter: What!? Hey c'mon, that's not fair!
      Judge: Well Mr. Griffin, what did you expect? They have a hundred lawyers. And you tried to bribe me with a subsription to Grape Soda Today, which I already have!

    • Lois: Peter, have you seen Brian?
      Peter: (with his back to her, his voice is muffled) No, Lois. I have not.
      Lois: Well, I haven't seen him since this morning and I--what is that on your head?
      (Peter turns to reveal Brian duct taped to his face)
      Peter: It's a mustache, Lois! What, you've never seen a mustache before?!
      Brian: (calmly)Lois, would you mind calling the police or something?
      Peter: Quiet, mustache!

    • Peter: (looking at Mustache Aficionado Magazine) Wow, look at these men. What class! What grace! And all because of a little upper lip hair. Lois, I am gonna grow a mustache. And I'll have it made like the Monopoly guy. Except when he goes directly to jail.

    • (Peter is seen walking into a stem-cell research facility, and later walking out all cured)
      Peter: How long was I in there?
      Guard: About five minutes.
      Peter: Why are we not funding this!?

    • Stewie: Well Brian, you've lost your bet. I, or rather my alter-ego Zack Sawyer, am currently the most popular boy at James Woods High.
      Brian: Well, Stewie, you got the best of me on this one, congratulations. I guess you'll be hanging up your wig now?
      Stewie: Oh no Brian, I'm enjoying myself too much. Do you know I have a date with Connie D'amico this Saturday night at Anal Point?
      Brian: Ah, I've heard about that place.
      Stewie: Really? What's it like? Because I have no idea.
      Brian: Well, uh... I suppose if you imagine it like a parking space that you think "gosh, there's no way I'm gonna be able to fit in there." But then you fold in the side view mirrors, and sure enough, well, look at that.
      Stewie: Well, in that scenario, it sounds like I'd rather be the parking space than the car.
      Brian: Yeah, that's what I always guessed.

    • Stewie: (after watching One Tree Hill) God these high school students are lame. I'm a freaking baby, and I'm cooler than they are.
      Brian: What the hell do you know about high school?
      Stewie: Are you kidding? These kids today are so easy to manipulate. If you plopped me in the middle of a high school, I could be the most popular kid there in a week.
      Brian: Really, would you care to place a wager on that?
      Stewie: Absolutely, what are the stakes?
      Brian: Okay, if I win, and you can't do it, you have to put your nose in Meg's hat and take an eight second inhale.
      Stewie: Okay, it's a bet.
      Brian: Great.
      Stewie: Kiss on it?
      Brian: What?

    • Peter: If i'm gay then Freddy Mercury was gay.
      Brian: Freddy Mercury? The lead singer of Queen? He was incredibly gay.
      Peter: He was not, he had a mustache.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (10)

    • Heinz Foods

      The badges on the fire helmets is similar to the Heinz Foods shield, as seen on the familiar Heinz Ketchup bottle. The "57" refers to their trademark 57 varieties.

    • Zack Sawyer

      Stewie's alter ego "Zack Sawyer" is a parody of "Peyton Sawyer", a character from popular teen drama One Tree Hill

    • Josie and the Pussycats

      One shot of the Pleasent Valley Sunday video features Peter, the Cow, Brian and the Cops popping into a four-way split screen, duplicating a sequence from the opening titles of this 1970s cartoon series, which itself often featured the type of musical chase scene spoofed here.

    • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

      The Cow (voice by Ricardo Montalban) states that many died in the slaughter house including "my beloved wife". Khan (who was also played by Montalban) says this to Kirk when talking about stranding him on Seti Alpha VI.

    • Wimpy: I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.

      Wimpy was a character in the Paramount cartoon series Popeye, who had a fondness for hamburgers but never had any money.

    • Mayor McCheese

      When the man at the McBurgertown headquarters is giving Peter and Brian a tour, one of the pictures visible in the background is strikingly similar to a McDonaldland character, Mayor McCheese, who has a human body but a cheeseburger for a head.

    • McStroke

      The title of this episode is a play on the prefix McDonald's attaches to many of their menu items.

    • Spider-man

      Peter mentions "With great mustache, comes great responsibility!" A spoof from Spider-man's famous line; "With great power, comes great responsibility!"

    • The Monkees

      The "chase" scene in the McBurgertown headquarters is a nod to the 60's sitcom The Monkees, complete with the song 'Pleasant Valley Sunday'.

    • Shawshank Redemption

      The Monopoly Guy's fight in jail against three other prisoner's is a reference to the 1994 movie Shawshank Redemption.

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